Episodes

August 25, 2021

#213 - How to Build a Community

In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) break down community businesses and different ways you can build a community. They also talk about the law of reciprocity, the ad Sam wrote that competitors have stolen, ...

August 23, 2021

#212 - Why You Shouldn't Be A Slave to a 40 Hour Work Week

Show Notes * (1:04) The 40 Hour Workweek * (3:56) The Science of Fear * (7:57) What Shaan learned from The Four Hour Workweek * (11:23) Mini retirements * (13:35) What it's like in other countries * (17:35) Living like a lion...

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August 20, 2021

#211 with Julian Shapiro - The 3 Cheat Codes Startups Use to Print Cash

In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) is joined by startup growth expert Julian Shapiro (@julian). Julian shares the 3 growth trends he noticed successful startups were implementing to grow at astonishing rates. The pair also disc...

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August 18, 2021

#210 - How Celebrities Have Made Billions off Their Names

In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) dive into a few industries and talk about the players behind them. They start off talking about car dealerships and the handful of politicians who make major coin through...

August 13, 2021

#209 with Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future

In this episode Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) joins Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) to give a master class on NFTs. Gary shares his predictions on the future of NFTs and how they'll be (eventually) used by everyone. He al...

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August 11, 2021

#208 with Steph Smith - Why You Need a Chief Automation Officer

Key Takeaways Steph (@stephsmithio) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) discuss the multitude of opportunities there are through innovative marketing strategies and product white spaces if you simply look at the world around you "Look for a...

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August 06, 2021

#207 - How to Make Millions by Unbundling Etsy

In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) break down a multi-million dollar opportunity to unbundle Etsy ($24B market cap). Shaan also shares how he would approach it if he were doing it himself. The guys also ta...

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August 04, 2021

#206 with Brianne Kimmel - How Venture Capitalists Make Money

In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) are joined by solo capitalist Brianne Kimmel (@briannekimmel). They talk about how Bri got started in investing, the pros and cons of her busy schedule, and discuss some ...

Women

August 01, 2021

MFM Mini - 5 Hacks to Landing Your Dream Job

Do you like these mini episodes? Tweet your feedback to Shaan (@ShaanVP) & get more short stories like this on his newsletter www.shaanpuri.com. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/...

July 30, 2021

#205 - How to Stop Your Tech Addiction

In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) revisit the NCAA rule changes about college athletes making money and Shaan shares his prediction about who the next big sports agent will be. They also talk about buying...

July 28, 2021

#204 - Behind-the-Scenes of Shaan's Power Writing Course

In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) breaks down all the numbers behind his Power Writing course and gives Sam (@theSamParr) a walkthrough on how short squeezes work. The two of them later discuss the unbundling of YC, on-demand ...

July 26, 2021

SPECIAL: The Little Known World of FatFIRE

In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) shares what he's learned from one of his favorite subreddits, FatFIRE. FatFIRE is about the pursuit of financial independence/early retirement with an upper-middle class lifestyle. Do you lik...

July 25, 2021

MFM Mini - How Ben & Jerry’s Turned Misfortune Into Fortune

Do you like these mini episodes? Tweet your feedback to Shaan (@ShaanVP) & get more short stories like this on his newsletter www.shaanpuri.com. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/...

July 23, 2021

#203 - Why Dunder Mifflin Should Be a Real Paper Company & An Inside Look Into MicroAcquire With Andrew Gazdecki

In this two-part episode, Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) start off with ideas on building brands around pop culture, discuss the drama around the private space race, and talk about a few business-in-a-box concepts. In...

July 21, 2021

#202 - A Breakdown of Trendy New Businesses & Boring 9 Figure Businesses

In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) discuss upcoming trends they are seeing along with old school businesses making hundreds of millions of dollars. Sam also talks about how he wants to grow the podcast, an...

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July 19, 2021

SPECIAL: The Key Question to Reframe an Argument

In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) highlights the key question he asked to change a Twitter argument for the better. He also breaks down some of the content he's been consuming recently and shares what he liked about each piec...

July 18, 2021

MFM Mini - The 5 Part Process to Networking Effectively

Do you like these mini episodes? Tweet your feedback to Shaan (@ShaanVP) & get more short stories like this on his newsletter www.shaanpuri.com. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/...

July 16, 2021

#201 - Why You Should Spend 5x Your Budget on an Engagement Ring

In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) break down different Micro-SaaS and P2P marketplace companies. They also talk about changes we'll see in advertising, a non-profit that is an alternative to Substack/Word...

July 14, 2021

#200 - When to Go All In, Teenage Side Hustles, & the Crypto Exchange That Could Have Been

In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) when it makes sense to swing for the fences and go all in on an idea. The guys also talk about performance vs brand advertising, the sick house Shaan is staying in, and e...

July 12, 2021

#199 - The Secret to Being Great

In this special episode Sam (@TheSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) talk about recent content they've consumed. They break down Naval's tweetstorm on How to Get Rich Without Getting Lucky and discuss their appreciation for greatne...

July 11, 2021

MFM Mini - A Guide to Asking Better Questions

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July 09, 2021

#198 - How to Build a Unicorn around the NCAA Reg Changes

Sam (@TheSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) break down opportunities created by the NCAA regulation changes. One of those ideas Sam said was the best he's heard in months. They also talk about Sam's road trip adventure to New York...

July 07, 2021

#197 with Dharmesh Shah - What It Feels Like to be a Billionaire

Sam (@TheSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) are joined by HubSpot co-founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah (@Dharmesh). Dharmesh shares his thought process behind buying the Hustle, how he thinks about time & money, and how HubSpot came t...

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July 05, 2021

Greatest Hits #7 - Revisiting The Idea Episode with Product Genius Scott Belsky

On this episode, Sam (@theSamParr) gives an update on one of Shaan's favorite episodes, his interview with Scott Belsky. Sam revisits what Scott said a little over 18 months ago during episode #32, and shares his thoughts on ...